Scholarships

$24,000 in Scholarships Available

To apply for one of the BEA administered scholarships, please visit the links below:

Printable PDF of:   Descriptions        Directions       Application #1         Application #2

Click here for a list of BEA Member Schools

BEA is the professional development association for professors, industry professionals and students involved in teaching and research related to radio, television, and other electronic media. BEA administers scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the electronic media profession. The BEA Two Year Award is for study at member schools offering only freshman and sophomore instruction, or for use at a four-year member school by a graduate of a BEA two-year campus. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students attending BEA Member institutions.

Scholarships will be awarded for full-time degree work FOR THE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR. One semester grants are NOT made. Scholarships must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university bookstore course purchases, dormitory and related items eligible to be charged to a student’s official campus account. Current scholarship holders are not eligible for reappointment in the year following their award. All scholarships must be applied to study at a campus where at least one department is a BEA institutional member.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to be an outstanding electronic media professional. There should be compelling evidence that the applicant possesses high integrity and a well-articulated sense of personal and professional responsibility.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
The official applications are listed above. The writeable PDF forms ask for personal and academic data and transcripts, broadcast and other experience, a written statement of goals, and supportive statements from two references, one of which must be an electronic media faculty member.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING FORM(S) & MATERIALS BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON:

OCTOBER 4, 2016

Submit four (4) copies of your complete form directly to:

Dr. Peter B. Orlik
Chair, BEA Scholarship Committee
344 Moore Hall
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant MI  48859

If you have questions regarding the forms or submission process please email Dr. Orlik directly at orlik1pb@cmich.edu.  Due to the large volume of scholarship related business, phone calls cannot be returned.  NO FAXED OR E-MAILED MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

VIEW PAST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

BEA FOUNDERS AWARD
Two
scholarships; $1,500 each
Study any electronic media area. Preference to students enrolled in a BEA  2-Year/Small College Member Institution or graduates of these programs now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year Institution – Sponsored by BEA

ABE VORON AWARD 
Three scholarships; $3,000 each
Study toward a career in RADIO – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI AWARD
One scholarship; $4,000
Graduate students only. Study any electronic media area –
Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

JOHN BAYLISS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
One scholarship; $2,500
Study toward a career in RADIO – Sponsored by The John Bayliss Foundation

RICHARD EATON FOUNDATION AWARD
One scholarship; $2,500
Study any electronic media area – Sponsored by The Richard Eaton Foundation

LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING FOUNDATION AWARD
One
scholarship; $3,000
Graduate students with a demonstrated research interest in broadcast history –
Sponsored by Library of American Broadcasting Foundation